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Crimestoppers Crime Of The Week


This week Richland County Crimestoppers is asking for information on thefts from oil production sites that have been reported to the Richland County Sheriff's Office. Since Jan. 3, 2016 the Richland County Sheriff's Office has received numerous theft reports from oil companies in our area of solar panels, brackets, copper wire and batteries being taken from oil production sites in Richland County. It has been determined that many of these thefts occurred in the hours between 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

The Richland County Sheriff's Office is working closely with reporting oil companies to develop information on those that are committing these thefts. Information has been developed from evidence from the oil sites and from search warrants that have been executed. The Richland County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of Richland Crimestoppers is asking anyone with information on these thefts to contact the Sheriff's Office or Crimestoppers. Your information could be a vehicle you have seen near oil sites late at night or early morning hours, seeing solar panels on trailers, fish houses or any place that you haven't seen them before or someone trying to sell solar panel and batteries to you.

As with any investigation it is possible that a member of the public saw or heard something that may assist investigators with the investigation of this matter. Crimestoppers believes that someone may have information on the person or persons that may have taken these items or saw the items at a later time. If you have knowledge or information on this case or any crime, contact CRIMESTOPPERS by calling 433-6666 Mon. through Fri. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can also contact Crimestoppers in Richland County anytime (24/7) by going to our New Crimestoppers website at Submit a Web Tip or by texting the code "CSRC plus your message to: 274637 (CRIMES).  You can also contact the Richland County Sheriff's Office at 406-433-2919.

The new Richland County Crimestoppers was restarted in 2013 and has already paid individuals providing information to law enforcement that led to the arrest of those committing crimes in Richland County.

Richland County Crimestoppers is asking anyone in the Savage and Lambert Communities that would be interested in serving on the Crimestoppers board in Richland County to please notify Undersheriff Robert Burnison with the Richland County Sheriff's Office at 406-433-2919.

Check the Wanted Person section of the Richland County Crimestoppers website  each week for those wanted in Richland County.  At least one new entry will be posted each week with photo if available. Crimestoppers is asking for information that would help lead to the arrest of those with an active warrant in Richland County.

Remember, as with all Crimestoppers tips, calls are not recorded and the call will remain confidential. You may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1000.00 for information concerning this case or any other serious crime.


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